Call Us: 020 8579 0144

Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56

Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56

Be the first to review this product

On display in our
London Showroom
We are here to help!
020 8579 0144
  • Fully compatible with Thunderbolt (using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter)
  • Two Liquid Preamps
  • Six High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
  • High Quality 24-bit/192kHz FireWire/Thunderbolt interface
  • Total I/O Count of 28 Inputs and 28 Outputs
See more product details
£549.00

Availability: Out of stock

Call us for the
latest availability
020 8579 0144

Free next day delivery

On all orders over £100

You may also like

Keep browsing or just give us a call: 020 8579 0144. We are here to help!

Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite Offer


All of Focusrite's FireWire interfaces are fully compatible with Thunderbolt using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter. Focusrite fully supports the use of Thunderbolt with their FireWire interfaces.

Professional 28 in / 28 out with two Liquid and six Focusrite preamps

Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite’s new flagship 2U multi-channel firewire audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO Firewire interfacing to deliver a host of authentic preamp flavours, seamless software integration, excellent routing flexibility and future-proof, rock-solid driver stability.

Two Liquid Preamps

In addition to six of Focusrite's legendary mic pre's, two of Liquid Saffire 56’s preamps uses the third generation Focusrite’s Liquid Pre amp, providing the choice of ten different preamp emulations. These include emulations based on the Neve 1073, the Pultec MB-1, Telefunken V72 and seven more. A harmonics dial on each Liquid preamp lets you account for variance in vintage originals of the same model, or use levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion creatively to shape your sound.

High Quality 24-bit/192kHz Firewire Interface

Liquid Saffire 56 doesn’t just offer preamp variety; sonic integrity is also guaranteed throughout. Both the Liquid and Saffire preamps ensure low noise and distortion, whilst quality digital conversion and JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology ensure pristine audio quality as your audio flows between the analogue and digital domains.

A Host of I/O

Alongside the two Liquid and six Saffire preamps are a host of I/O options; 10 analogue outputs, 16 channels of ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF, MIDI and two virtual ‘loopback’ inputs for routing digital audio between software applications — ideal for capturing audio playback within your computer. Mic, Line and Instrument inputs all use independent connectors, with the input type for each channel selectable via custom control software. Consequently, all the inputs can remain permanently connected, ready for whatever your recording session demands. In addition, word-clock I/O is provided on BNC connectors, allowing Liquid Saffire 56 to act as either a master clock for your studio, or as a slave to an existing sync system.

Every channel features an independent phantom power and a high-pass filter, switchable from the front panel, with the two instrument channels also featuring -9dB pads for additional headroom. Front panel five-step LED metering for all inputs, including ADAT and S/PDIF, offers accurate viewing of all levels.

Saffire Mix Control

Saffire Mix Control, the zero-latency 18 x 16 DSP Mixer/Router software provided with Liquid Saffire 56 features powerful output routing and monitoring. It also provides intuitive one-click set-up options, a clear and concise mixing layout, large on-screen metering for inputs, outputs and submixes, and control over the choice of Liquid emulation.

Monitoring

Two independent headphone buses are provided, each with their own level controls available on the front panel. A dedicated stereo monitor mix output features pads for improved sound quality when connected to active monitor speakers. An 'anti-thump' circuit protects your monitor speakers from spikes when booting up or shutting down the unit.

  • Fully compatible with Thunderbolt (using simple FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter)
  • Two Liquid Preamps
  • Six High Quality Award-winning Focusrite Preamps
  • High Quality 24-bit/192kHz FireWire/Thunderbolt interface
  • Total I/O Count of 28 Inputs and 28 Outputs
  • Suite of Focusrite VST/AU plug-ins
  • Two separate headphone buses
  • Saffire Mix Control Zero-latency DSP Mixer/Router
  • Front panel five-step LED metering
  • Unique to Focusrite 'loopback' facility
  • 8 Analogue Inputs
  • 10 Analogue Outputs
  • Stereo SPDIF In/Out
  • MIDI In/Out
  • World Clock In/Out
  • Independant Phantom Power on each input
  • Independant High Pass Filter on each input
  • Dedicated instrument input (Channels 3 and 4, front inputs)
Microphone Inputs
Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 108dB
SNR (A-weighted): -108dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz +/- 0.1dB
THD+N: < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise: -90dBu
(22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Maximum level (A-weighted): 15.7dBu at 0.883%
Line Inputs
Instrument Inputs
Maximum Input Level: max gain no pad -42dBu
SNR: 109dB "A"
DNR: 109dB "A"
Input Impedance: > 1MOhm
X-talk: < -100dB
Adjustable Gain: > 50dB
Pad Attenuation: 10dB
Headphone Outputs
Maximum Output into 32R +12.4dBu (+10.2dBV)
Power into 32R: 250mW
Output Impedance: < 7Ohms
Load Impedance: > 24Ohms
Line level Outputs
Additional Conversion Performance
Clock jitter: < 250 picoseconds
THD+N AMPL (A-weighted): -109dBFS
Connectivity
Analogue Channel Inputs (Inputs 1-8)
Mic inputs: 1-8 on rear XLR’s. 
Line inputs: 1-8 on rear 1/4” TRS. 
Instrument inputs: on channels 3 and 4
(separate front panel 1/4” TRS).
Notes
High Pass Filter: Individual/switchable on all inputs.
Phase switch: on inputs 3, 5 and 7. 
Input Pad: on inputs 3 and 4 = -10dB.
Analogue Outputs
Line level: 10 x 1/4” TRS Jack.
Notes
Outputs: Monitor 1 and 2 have anti-thump protection circuitry.
Digital I/O
SPDIF: input and output
RCA phono on rear panel
24-bit, 44.1 - 192kHz
output transformer isolated.
Optional: AES output mode with professional channel status and voltage levels on SPDIF output
(isolated and balanced).
ADAT: 2 x In / Out
16 channels (44.1 / 48kHz),
8 channels S-MUX (88.2 / 96kHz),
4 channels S-MUXII (176.4 / 192kHz).
ADAT Input and Output 2: can be re-configured to be optical SPDIF input / output via control panel.
BNC Word clock: input and output (75 ohms).
MIDI I/O: 1 in / 1 out (16 channels) on rear panel.
Headphone monitoring: 2 x 1/4” TRS Jack on front panel
(mirrors outputs 7-8 and 9-10).
NOTE: These are high power headphone drivers.
Other I/O
Firewire sockets: 2 x 6-pin
MIDI connectors: Standard 5-pin DIN, In and Out
Mains power: IEC input connector
Weight: 5kg / 11 Ibs
Dimensions: 480mm / 19" (W) x 90mm / 3.6" (H) x 235mm /9.3" (D)
System Requirements - WINDOWS
CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster,
Any Intel-based Mac
Memory (RAM): 512 MB (more recommended)
Screen Resolution: 1024x768
(1280x1024 or more recommended)
System Requirements - MAC
£549.00

Free next day delivery

On all orders over £100

Customer Reviews

Add your review and you could win £100 gift voucher!!

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register